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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to Fix Helvetica Neue Font Issue in Facebook while using Google Chrome/Windows 7

You might have installed the ever so beautiful and elegant font Helvetica and it's family viz. Helvetica Neue and then seen a queer font-face in Chrome, as in the image below:


Searching for a fix I even tried the commonly suggested solution:

Permanent Solution:

The permanent solution is nothing but deleting the font which I guess you don’t want to.

To delete a font, you must restart your PC in safe mode and then delete the font by deleting it from Control Panel.

Temporary Solution:

This solution is also a kind of permanent solution. In this method we are going to alter the Chrome file a little bit.

Open your Windows Explorer and then go to C:\Users\[YourName]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets\custom.css

You can use Notepad to open the .css file. After opening the file, you just need to add two lines which is written below.

@font-face { font-family: ‘helvetica neue’; src: local(‘Arial’); }

@font-face { font-family: ‘helvetica neue’; font-weight:bold; src: local(‘Arial’); }

 But even this solution didn't quite resolve my issue, mainly with Facebook.

And after some more searching I came across this Chrome extension called Facebook Font Changer which eventually resolved my problem. Install this extension and chose the font of your choice.  You can see the issue resolved in the image below.

1. Pirated fonts might also be the culprit to this bug.

Monday, August 18, 2014

HP Laptop Battery Check and Cycle Count

If you are using an HP laptop and have run into a battery problem recently then you can know your battery status by conducting the following simple test using HP's diagnostic software called 'HP Support Assistant.'

The main thing to note in this test is the Battery Cycle Count. Battery Cycle Count tells you the maximum number of times you can charge your battery and the remaining number of cycle count.

Steps for testing:

1. Open HP Support Assistant.
2. At the Bottom Click on Diagnostics
3. Then Click on HP Battery Check. You should see an image as below:

4.  Once the test is successfully conducted in the result screen click on Advanced and you should see a detailed result as below:

In the image as you can see my cycle count is 361/300 means the life span of my batter is already over and I am due by once cycle count; which means time for me to replace my battery.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bootstrap, Colorbox, CSS Issue

If you are using Bootstrap, Lightbox and Colorbox and facing problem in rendering your images appropriately; where in the initial image load the image size might have shrunk and in the subsequent image load the image dimensions are fine, you may try the CSS code below to fix the issue:

img {
     /* height: auto;*/
     max-width: none;

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Microsoft Outlook POP3/IMAP/Email Setting for Mercantile Email Server (Nepal)

Below are the settings you can use to configure your mail server if yo are MOS client in Nepal:

Account Type: Pop3
Incoming Server:
Outgoing Server:

or try the settings below:

Secure SSL/TLS Settings
Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server:
IMAP Port: 993
POP3 Port: 995
Outgoing Server:
SMTP Port: 465
Authentication is required for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP.

Non-SSL Settings
(This is NOT recommended.)
Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server:
IMAP Port: 143
POP3 Port: 110
Outgoing Server:
SMTP Port: 25
Authentication is required for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP.

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